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Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19

At the end of the Civil War, the United States was still a very divided place. 700,000 people had died in a bitter fight over slavery. Reconstruction was the political process meant to bring the country back together. It was also the mechanism by which the country would extend the rights of citizenship to BlackContinue reading “Reconstruction: Crash Course Black American History #19”


The Dred Scott Decision: Crash Course Black American History #16

In this video, we’ll learn about the US Supreme Court decision in Scott vs Sanford, handed down in 1857. The case ultimately rejected the idea that Black people could be citizens of the United States, and this helped entrench the institution of slavery, denied a host of rights to a huge number of people (bothContinue reading “The Dred Scott Decision: Crash Course Black American History #16”

Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22

In which John Green teaches you about Reconstruction. After the divisive, destructive Civil War, Abraham Lincoln had a plan to reconcile the country and make it whole again. Then he got shot, Andrew Johnson took over, and the disagreements between Johnson and Congress ensured that Reconstruction would fail. The election of 1876 made the wholeContinue reading “Reconstruction and 1876: Crash Course US History #22”

Seditious Presidents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Again, Argues Fox News’ Juan Williams

And the “facts say Trump tried to stage a coup,” declared the Fox News’ analyst. American presidents who try to strong-arm democracy to hang onto power should not be allowed to run again, Fox News’ liberal-leaning pundit Juan Williams argued Monday in an impassioned attack on Donald Trump. Williams, in a column in The Hill,Continue reading “Seditious Presidents Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Run Again, Argues Fox News’ Juan Williams”